#LuvMexAvocado Beauty Event at Tips Nail Bar featuring DIY Beauty Treatments Using Avocados!!

I love anything “Avocado” so when I was approached to attend an exclusive beauty blogger event at Tips Nail Bar last week hosted by the salon’s owner, Leanne Colley and Avocados from Mexico, I couldn’t resist making an appearance. Tips Nail Bar is one of the BEST nail salons in all of Toronto and the gorgeous Janine Falcon from Beauty Geeks was also scheduled to be in attendance, so it was total no-brainer for me to go. Janine was on hand to share beauty tips and “Do It Yourself” avocado beauty treatments for hands, face and hair. It was a fun filled night complete with tasty food, good company, great conversation and of course an amazing hand treatment and manicure!

As soon as we arrived (I went with my BBF LinerGlitterGloss), we had our photo taken with Miss Ava Cado, then we were handed a glass of wine and whisked away to choose a nail polish colour at the back for the salon. Also at the back was a stocked table of appetizers all featuring avocados and catered by the Root Cellar. Everything from the appetizers to the luxurious hand treatments was inspired by Avocados from Mexico. The avocado mini pancakes with smoked salmon and fresh dill were my favourite! Before our manicures, our hands were treated to an Avocado Hand Treatment (see recipe below) that is said to make hands brighter and softer!
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Miss Ava CADO, My Finished TIPS Manicure, An Easy DIY Hand Treatment &
Polishes (Estee Lauder Black Turquoise & YSL Beige Gallery)
Did you know?

Fun Avocado Facts
  • The world’s first avocado was grown and cultivated 9,000 years ago in the region now known as Mexico.
  • The best avocados in the world come from Mexico thanks to the region’s rich volcanic soil, ideal climate and growing conditions combined with centuries of expert cultivation.
  • An avocado is actually a fruit, though it is thought to be a vegetable
  • Avocados boast more than 9 grams of fibre per avocado and are low in carbohydrates
  • Avocados are a superfood because of their naturally dense nutrient content. They contain almost 20 essential nutrients such as folic acid, protein, iron, vitamin E, vitamin K and a variety of B vitamins! They also contain phytonutrients, believed to help prevent many chronic diseases. The “good” fats contained in avocados lower LDL cholesterol and promote heart health. Avocados are also a source of potassium which has been shown to help reduce stress levels and regulate blood pressure; they contain more potassium than a banana!!
  • Eating avocados helps keep skin moisturized since they are packed full with Vitamin E. As well as keeping your skin moisturised, did you know avocados can help with weight loss too and be a great natural ingredient for face masks? I didn’t know that until I did some research and came across this article, which was pretty informative!

Tips Nail Bar – Located at 848 Danforth Avenue in Toronto
Avocado Goodness Catered by the Root Cellar
Bloggers and Media Getting their Hand Treatments & Manicures

Easy Avocado Beauty Treatments You Can Do At Home

Hand Treatment (makes 1 application)

This mixture uses oats for their highly absorptive properties and lemon for its fresh, citrus scent.


1/4 fully ripened avocado
1 egg white* (save the yolk for the Enriching Hair Mask)
2 tablespoon rolled oats

1 tablespoon lemon juice

In a shallow bowl, mash the avocado until smooth. Add an egg white, the oats and lemon juice. Massage into hands; leave mixture on for 20 minutes then rinse off with warm water.

Hand Treatment Ingredients: Close Up
Contains Avocado, Egg White, Rolled Oats and Lemon Juice
Enriching Hair Mask (makes 1 application)

When applied to hair, avocado, egg yolk and olive oil act as humectants; they trap in moisture and the hair shafts soak up much needed nourishment.


1 fully ripened avocado
1 egg yolk* (save the egg white for Avocado Hand Treatment)
1/2 teaspoon olive oil


In a shallow bowl, mash the avocado until smooth. Add an egg yolk and olive oil; stir until combined. Divide your dry hair into sections. With hands, apply mixture to hair by massaging into each section, concentrating on the ends. Allow to set for 30 minutes then rinse off with warm water.

Enriching Hair Mask *photo credit MissAvacado.ca

Moisturizing Face Mask (makes 1 application)

Avocado’s moisturizing oils join forces with honey, a natural antibacterial, and soothing yogurt to gently clean, reduce inflammation and soften skin while tightening and refining pores.


1/2 fully ripened avocado
1 tablespoon plain yogurt
1 tablespoon honey

2 cucumber slices

In a shallow bowl, mash the avocado until smooth; add yogurt and honey, stirring until combined. Apply evenly to face and allow mask to set for 15 minutes; rinse with warm water.

Moisturizing Face Mask *photo credit MissAvacado.ca

Oily Skin Mask (makes 1 application)


1/2 fully ripened avocado
1 egg white
1 teaspoon lemon juice


In a blender, combine the avocado, egg white and lemon juice; puree until smooth. Apply evenly to face; leave on 20 minutes then rinse with warm water.

Avocado for Oily Skin Mask *photo credit MissAvacado.ca

I LOVE avocados but I’ve honestly only ever cooked with them…I make the best Avocado Chicken Salad! As crazy as this sounds though, I have never thought to use avocados for at-home beauty treatments until now. I am really looking forward to trying out some more #LuvMexAvocado beauty tips and delicious recipes found here.

Do you know of any good DIY beauty treatments?

If so, please leave them in the comment section below or tweet them to me at @makeupjunkie19.